American Express (Amex) reporting data breach to customers

The credit card company reported to customers a “unlawful access” to their data, including social security numbers, names, addresses, date of birth and other personal data points.

The access was accompanied of the intent to commit fraud by one (now) former employee of the firm.

As remediation the firm is offering a 2 year membership to Experian IdentyWorks, to ensure detection of fraudulent activity.

Those customers already holding the service will have to extra years of subscription free of charge.

Additionally, affected customers were reassured that no fraudulent activity will generate charges upon them.



Jaime Prieto

Mr. Jaime Prieto is a lawyer experienced in Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing having extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors. Mr. Prieto has been a Head of Compliance in the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean for banks, trust companies, asset managers, Big Four audit and advisory firms, RegTechs, government agencies and other types of financial professionals. In addition to his experience, he has been legal and educational chair in several compliance and sectorial organisations and performed as a teacher and speaker for a number of organisations and in several local and international forums. Furthermore, Mr. Prieto is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer anda Data Protection officer with additional experience in risk management.
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